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Wendy Williams: From Syndicated Radio Host to National TV Star

I recently spoke to Wendy Williams, who is a media personality, actress and New York Times best-selling author. She hosts her own syndicated talk show, The Wendy Williams Show.

In this interview, Wendy talks about how she originally got her show, what she does in a typical day, her favorite guests and more.

Read more at Forbes.com.

‘The Wendy Williams Show’ Getting New Studio, Enhanced Set for Season 4 (Exclusive)

The Wendy Williams Show is getting a face-lift for its upcoming fourth season.

The daytime talker will air in high-definition when it returns Sept. 10 and also will feature a new studio, enhanced set and extended “Hot Topics” segment.

Read more at HollywoodReporter.com.

Is Wendy Williams the New Queen of Talk?

She doesn’t always make friends with her guests, but TV talk show host Wendy Williams is a huge hit with her fans and advertisers. NBC’s Mara Schiavocampo reports.

Watch the full interview at Today.com.

Wendy Williams Grateful for Tupac, Will Smith Insults

Last fall, the Debmar-Mercury daytime talk show The Wendy Williams Show — No. 1 among women 25-to-54 in key markets including Chicago, Philadelphia and New York (where it is filmed) — was renewed for two more seasons through 2014. Now host Wendy Williams, 47, who parlayed an incredibly successful 20-year-plus career in radio into a TV show, faces her 500th episode since the July 2008 premiere (she gave up her radio show a year later). It’s only her latest milestone: She’s a New York Times best-selling author and designer of a QVC fashion jewelry line, Adorn, that this fall will include shoes.

Read more at HollywoodReporter.com

Wendy Williams to XOJane Makeunder Team: “Don’t Play Me”

You know you’re doing a makeunder with QUEEN OF ALL MEDIA Wendy Williams when some of the first words out of her mouth in reference to her impending shoot are, “Don’t try to play me.” We don’t wanna play you, Wendy, we just wanna make you under!

Read more at xojane.com.

THR’s 35 Most Powerful People in Media

“I am a woman from New Jersey who happens to have a talk show,” says Williams, 47.

It’s a combination of relatability (“Bullying and cooking are things all women with families deal with”), high energy, daily obsessions (Kim Kardashian’s flour-bombing incident and a serious Trayvon Martin discussion) and her signature phrase, “How you doin’?” that earns Williams cheers from her syndicated show’s devoted and diverse audience.

Read more at HollywoodReporter.com

Celebrity addicts: Who dies, who survives, and why?

Singer Whitney Houston’s death last month from accidental drowning from the effects of cocaine use and heart disease throws bright light on a dark corner of the world of celebrities who wrestle with substance abuse.

Houston’s death brought up painful memories for daytime talk-show host Wendy Williams, who walked away from her secret cocaine addiction years ago because she wanted a better life, because it was breaking her parents’ hearts and because she knew that otherwise she was headed to an early grave.
“Whitney and I, same age, and both plagued with the demon of substance abuse,” Williams said tearfully on her show shortly after Houston’s death. “It’s been almost 15 years since I smoked last from a crack pipe. It’s been almost 15 years since I waited on Jerome Avenue in the Bronx for my drugs.”

Read more at usatoday.com

Soapbox: Wendy Williams

Whether you’ve heard her on the radio, picked up her best-selling book or even seen her checking the boys on Logo’s A-List reunion specials, nothing compares to the feisty Wendy Williams at home on her syndicated daytime talk show, The Wendy Williams Show. Always quick to get the dish and ask celebrities the questions we wish we could ask, the self-proclaimed Queen of All Media (and quite frankly, the only one we care about) is the authority on all things pop culture. But this time, we put Wendy Williams in the hot seat to tell us, “how she’s durrin’” in this brand-new extended Soapbox!

Read more at instinctmagazine.com.

Wendy Williams among 2012 NAACP Image Award TV nominees.

BET’s hit series The Game just scored nominations at the 43rd Annual NAACP Image Awards. Nominees including Oprah’s Life Class, Anderson, and Wendy Williams were also announced Thursday.

Read more at examiner.com.

Wendy Williams starts ‘Save The Twinkie’ campaign.

Wendy Williams is taking a stand against a not-so-sweet prospect: the demise of the Twinkie.

The talk show host has started an online campaign to prevent the perishing of the notoriously nonperishable spongy snack, which she calls a “golden symbol of the American dream” in her first pro-Twinkie PSA.

Read more at washingtonpost.com.